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  • FEICA Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations 2024.pdf

    For members Uploaded January 03, 2024

    FEICA Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations 2024

    This glossary is intended for FEICA Members to enhance the common understanding of acronyms and abbreviations used at FEICA meetings. 


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  • Guidance and assistance on the implementation of the restriction on synthetic polymer microparticles (Regulation [EU] 2023/2055).pdf

    For members Uploaded December 20, 2023

    Guidance and assistance on the implementation of the restriction on synthetic polymer microparticles (SPM)

    As an update to the inclusion of SPM, entry 78, in Annex XVII of REACH by Regulation (EU) 2023/2055 on 27 September 2023, FEICA developed a guidance and assistance paper for the industry. The document addresses the following issues: implementation deadlines, scope, obligations, assessment of level of concern, and outlook.

    Publication ref.:GUP-IN-M12-060 

    #hazardousproducts #REACH 

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  • FEICA SNAPSHOT - December 2023, Issue 19.pdf

    For members Uploaded December 19, 2023

    FEICA SNAPSHOT - Issue 19

    This biannual newsletter aims to give you a ‘snapshot’ of the main topics and achievements that our technical groups believe are the most pertinent to share with you.

    #SNAPSHOT #reports

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  • EU CLP revision in final stages after Parliament Council of Ministers agreement.pdf

    Uploaded December 14, 2023

    EU CLP revision in final stages after Parliament, Council of Ministers agreement

    FEICA in the news: Chemical Watch (enhesa) publishes FEICA/DUCC comments in article on CLP (December 2023).

    The piece, titled 'EU CLP revision in final stages after Parliament, Council of Ministers agreement' is also available online.


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  • The sequential implementation on substances not classified as hazardous.pdf

    Uploaded December 13, 2023

    The sequential implementation on substances not classified as hazardous

    Read the FEICA Position Paper on the proposal from the European commission to introduce restrictions for group substances. As shown, such restrictions can cover very large groups of substances and mixtures that were not classified as hazardous, and therefore, had no labelling or declaration obligations before.

    From the perspective of downstream users, restrictions on substances and mixtures that are not classified as hazardous require a sequential implementation process.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-M12-057

    #CLP #sustainabledevelopment

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  • Adhesives in the regulation of end-of-life vehicles.pdf

    Uploaded December 04, 2023

    FEICA publishes paper on adhesives in the regulation of end-of-life vehicles

    In July 2023, the EC published a proposal for a regulation on circularity requirements for vehicle design and end-of-life vehicles (‘ELV regulation proposal’, document COM(2023)451).

    In this paper, FEICA argues that: 

    • The explicit and generalised mention of adhesives as an impediment to the dismantling and recycling in the ELV regulation proposal is inaccurate, as adhesives can allow for and even enable successful dismantling and recycling.

    • The current wording constitutes an uneven playing field as other materials and bonding technologies which may prevent dismantling and/or recycling are not mentioned.

    • The mention of specific materials or technologies which are to be considered in the circular design strategies and in fee modulation for vehicles should be provided, if at all, in secondary legislation or guidance only.

    • Any mention of specific materials or bonding technologies should be sufficiently specific and reflective of the existing practices, successes and limitations of end-of-life vehicle dismantling and recycling.

    Publication ref.:POP-EX-M12-059

    #circulareconomy #sustainabledevelopment #ELV

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  • FEICA co-signs Silicones Europe letter regarding intended POP nomination of D4, D5, D6.pdf

    Uploaded December 03, 2023

    Industry shares with the European Commission its reservations regarding the intention to nominate D4, D5 and D6 as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) under the Stockholm Convention

    The nomination of D4, D5 and D6 as POPs put at risk their intermediate use to produce silicone polymers, as well as many applications of silicone polymers. Please also see Annex A and Annex B (POP nomination of D4, D5, D6).
    Publication ref.: COS-EX-M11-058

    #REACH #polymers

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  • FEICA Electronics Webinar 23 November 2023.pdf

    Uploaded November 23, 2023

    FEICA Webinar - Adhesives and sealants' unique properties in electronics under the EU Ecodesign Regulation

    During this webinar, the different aspects of adhesives and sealants in the electronics sector were discussed, and their unique properties and the integral role they play in contributing to the principles of the circular economy were showcased.

    In case you missed the webinar, we have listed the key takeaways here:

    - With regard to Ecodesign requirements of adhesives and sealants, often the focus is on their weaknesses for recycling, although they contribute massively to the material and resource efficiency and reliability of electrical and electronic devices. The webinar presented the unique possibilities of adhesives and sealants to integrate functionality while enhancing slim design and durability

    - State-of-the-art adhesives are being used in electronic products, that allow debonding for the sustainable transition. During the webinar different debonding techniques were presented as well as ways adhesives can be applied for targeted debonding

    - Unlocking the potential of the circular economy of reversible bonding requires optimal cooperation and coordination along the value chain including alignment of incentives

    The presentation slides and recording are now available:

    - View/download the presentation slides HERE

    - View the webinar recording HERE

    #events #circulareconomy #electronics

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